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Top NFL Targets at each position for 6-game slate on May 12th

Dak Prescott’s mobility could help him dominate the Lions in more ways than one. We break down ideal picks for Tuesday’s six-game Madden slate here.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott passes as Detroit Lions outside linebacker Devon Kennard  applies pressure during the second half at Ford Field. Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday’s Madden slate is set. DraftKings has a six-game classic contest going for the second day this week. We break down the best plays at each position below. You can enter your lineups here.


Dak Prescott, Cowboys ($6,600) vs. Lions

Prescott has one a premier wideout in Amari Cooper and an elite running back in Ezekiel Elliott on his side against one of the game’s worst defenses. If he flashes his mobility in this game, stacking him with the right player could earn you a takedown.

Patrick Mahomes, Chefs ($8,200) vs. Broncos

Don’t let Denver’s secondary scare you too much. Mahomes is still the top signal caller in the game with weapons all over. Even if Chris Harris Jr. and Justin Simmons defending the pass, Mahomes will keep chucking it to Sammy Watkins, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, and Damien Williams.

Other option: Baker Mayfield, Browns ($6,100) vs. Eagles

Running back

Miles Sanders, Eagles ($5,200) vs. Browns

Sanders is always almost always a quality running back pick. He doesn’t break the bank and his versatility and volume gives him a high floor. He also has the potential to go for more than 30 DKFP, which isn’t common at the running back position.

Kareem Hunt, Browns ($4,400) vs. Eagles

Hunt is an RB2 and will play behind a quality option in Nick Chubb, but the Eagles have one of the best run defenses around. That could force Cleveland to look to hunt more as a receiver out of the backfield.

Saquon Barkley, Eagles ($6,700) vs. Bears

Barkley is up there with Elliott for the highest upside in the field from a running back perspective. He’s pricey, but often returns value by scoring plenty of fantasy points.

Nyheim Hines, Colts ($3,100) vs. Washington

Hines is one of the better value plays in the slate because of his 93 speed. He’s dirt cheap on often hovers around 10 fantasy points. It’s not likely that Marlon Mack will outperform Hines, so you might as well save salary for elsewhere if you go with a back from this game.

Other option: J.D. McKissic, Lions ($3,000) vs. Cowboys

Wide receiver

Robby Anderson, Jets ($6,200) vs. Bengals

Anderson has showcased his big play ability in recent sims and should benefit from a favorable matchup against the Bengals’ secondary. His 95 speed makes him one of the better deep threats in the slate. All it takes is a long ball or two for him to impact the game significantly.

Odell Beckham Jr., Browns ($7,300) vs. Eagles

Beckham is one of the more dynamic receivers with the ball and will play against an underwhelming Eagles secondary. He has a 99 spectacular catch rating that will help him haul down passes in traffic and can also rack up yards after the catch because of his speed and elusiveness.

T.Y. Hilton, Colts ($6,800) vs. Washington

Hilton’s elusiveness (96) is only second to Tyreek Hill’s mark of 98. He and Eric Ebron have been Jacoby Brissett’s primary targets, and both should get a reasonable amount of looks against Washington, but Hilton’s ability to juke defenders gives him higher upside.

Marvin Jones Jr., Lions ($5,000) vs. Cowboys

Kenny Golladay will be matched up against Byron Jones, but that will give Jones a chance to flourish in Detroit’s pass-oriented offense. We’ve seen him lead the way against better defenses.

Other option: Allen Robinson, Bears ($7,000) vs. Giants

Tight End

Trey Burton, Bears ($4,500) vs. Giants

Allen Robinson might be Chicago’s highest rated skill player, but Burton has been the most productive pass catcher. Mitchell Trubisky appears to favor the tight end, who leads the Bears in receptions. He’s a threat regardless of field position and should get a hefty share of targets.

Eric Ebron, Colts ($5,200) vs. Washington

Indianapolis is one of the least productive rushing teams in Madden. That means the top targets will get plenty of work whether their team is winning or losing. Brissett likes to find his tight end in the middle of the field and has connected with him in the red zone often.

Other option: Jordan Reed, Washington ($4,900) vs. Colts

Defense/Special Teams

Chiefs D/ST ($2,900) vs. Broncos

There aren’t many great defensive matchups in this game, but Kansas City could benefit from Denver’s lackluster receiving corps. The Chiefs can move the ball quickly through the air and the Broncos don’t have the personnel to keep up. Tyrann Mathieu could help contain Courtland Sutton while Chris Jones puts pressure on Drew Lock.

Cowboys D/ST ($3,100) vs. Lions

The Cowboys have a solid defensive line and one of the league’s better cornerbacks in Jones. If they can take away Matthew Stafford’s top option, they could limit Detroit’s offensive output.